School Boy Life In England; An American View by John CorbinSchool Boy Life In England; An American View by John Corbin

School Boy Life In England; An American View

byJohn Corbin

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... greatness. In his generation Arnold did not stand alone, as he seems to do to us now. When he spoke forth boldly for the spirit of Christianity in education he must have known that he would be backed up by the best moral element in the life about him. We shall understand this better if we turn aside from Rugby for a moment and take a glance at experiments and movements in education which were already on foot. CONSTITUTION The most interesting experiment in education, so far as I know, as well as one of the earliest, was made by Rowland Hill, when he was still a very young man. " The acknowledged superiority of our system of education," he writes in his journal," leads me to think that the combination of talent, energy, and industry which exists in our family, directed as it is to the science of education, may some time or other produce effects which will render our name illustrious in after-ages." The "system" was nothing more nor less than a writ- ten constitution under which the boys I governed themselves. " I drew up a set of resolutions," he writes, " which were unanimously passed at a general meeting of the school." This was in 1817, when he was only twenty-two years old. In a very few years these resolutions expanded in the hands of the boys into an elaborate and minutely detailed set of laws which filled more than a hundred closely printed pages. Certain of the features of the system as described by Rowland Hill are very interesting. " Soon after midsummer (1816) I estab lished a court of justice in the school. The judge is chosen monthly by the boys. The sheriff and the keeper of the records are chosen in the same manner. The attorney and solicitor-general are appointed by me. The judge appoints the inferior officers--as the clerk and crier of the court...
Title:School Boy Life In England; An American ViewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217545408

ISBN - 13:9780217545402